Matlock Farm Park
Matlock Farm Park is a family-friendly farm park, providing a great day out with interactive encounters for all the family. The park has a varied selection of animals to see, including llamas, goats, turkeys, peacocks, meerkats, cattle wallabies and sheep. The pet rabbits are always a favourite with the children, as are the playgrounds and go-cart track. Visitors can have a free bet on our daily ferret races and there is seasonal lamb bottle feeding and sheep racing too. Other attractions include a cafe, children's party room, indoor play barn and horse riding and pony trekking classes (booking essential).
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Parking onsite
- Fully accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open all year, daily 10-4.30. Summer wknds 10-5. Closed 25-26 Dec & 1 Jan
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About the area
The natural features of this central English county range from the modest heights of the Peak District National Park, where Kinder Scout stands at 2,088 ft (636 m), to the depths of its remarkable underground caverns, floodlit to reveal exquisite Blue John stone. Walkers and cyclists will enjoy the High Peak Trail which extends from the Derwent Valley to the limestone plateau near Buxton, and for many, the spectacular scenery is what draws them to the area.
The county is well endowed with stately homes – most notably Chatsworth, the palatial home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, with its outstanding collections of paintings, statuary and art. Other gems include the well preserved medieval Haddon Hall, the Elizabethan Hardwick Hall, and Kedleston Hall, whose entrance front has been described as the grandest Palladian façade in Britain.
The spa town of Matlock is the county’s administrative centre and other major towns of interest include Derby and the old coal mining town of Chesterfield, with its crooked spire. Around the villages of Derbyshire, look out for the ancient tradition of well dressing, the decorating of springs and wells – the precious sources of life-sustaining water – with pictures formed from flowers.
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